Based in Greenville, North Carolina, the Grady White Brand was founded in 1959 by Glen Grady and Don White and has belonged to Eddie Smith Jr. since 1968. This long-term private ownership provides continuity and a keen knowledge of offshore sportfishing gained over years of experience focus. Its fishing boats are built to last for years and command an excellent resale value.
With a committed concert of bringing safety and security into their 26 models, Grady White offers interested choices for those who search boats to feel secure in. Engineered to improve flotation, its sportfishing boats have a larger measure of foam, as much as forty percent over the minimum requirement. Its manufactured boats are National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) product certified and NMMA type accepted, and demonstrate adherence the highest standards of the American Boating and Yachting Council (ABYC). Grady-White is one of the first companies in the industry to seek and obtain the MIC certification, certification program developed by the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) and the NMMA.
Grady White has also a engagement with the entire society, concerned about marine conservation and equal jobs opportunities. In 1993 it set an example for the boat manufacturing industry, being the first company of naming a well-qualified president that happened to be a woman, Kris Carroll. In 2012 she won the first Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award by the Center for Coastal Conservation.
As her, many of its managers and employees are dedicated to the long-term health of fisheries and coastal areas.